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  1. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Click here for the American League second-half previews. Washington Nationals Second-half key: What, other than monitoring Stephen Strasburg's innings limit? Despite injuries that limited Mike Morse, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos (out for the yea...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  2. Bruce Bochy: Hall of Fame manager?

    Rob Neyer

    In writing these Hall of Fame pieces this week, I often find myself going on random tangents. Mostly, I blame Jim Caple. Anyway, I was talking with Caple the other day and I think he brought up Gene Mauch, which in a roundabout way made me realize th...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  3. Podcast: Tony! Punto! GM madness!

    Rob Neyer

    We've got one game down in the World Series, and who knows how many more to go? So it was that Keith Law and I gathered for Thursday's Baseball Today podcast to break down what we saw and project ahead. 1. Score Game 1 for Cardinals manager Tony L...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  4. NL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    And now a look at the National League. Click here for the American League second-half team previews. Philadelphia Phillies (57-34, +89 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second half? Although the Phillies finished ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  5. Podcast: Robin Ventura talks CWS

    Rob Neyer

    I'd argue that whenever SweetSpot blogger/editor David Schoenfield co-hosts the Baseball Today Podcast that's all the reason you need to listen, but Thursday's show was indeed a particularly special one, because ... 1. Former All-Star third basem...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  6. Grading the NL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    Philadelphia Phillies (34-20) It sounds odd and awfully nitpicky to say, but the Phillies could have been better. The big problem has been the offense, which has mustered a mediocre 91 OPS+ thus far. In fact, only three regulars have an OPS+ over 10...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  7. NL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    The SweetSpot blog network weighs in with April's best surprises ... BeachyAtlanta Braves Simply put, the Braves' most pleasant surprise has been Brandon Beachy. At this time last year, Beachy was a virtually unknown prospect at Double-A Mississ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  8. Cameron Maybin a good bet for Padres

    Rob Neyer

    I read three different pieces about last week's Marlins-Padres deal -- for example, here and here -- without seeing a single mention of what I consider the primary driving force in the deal: Cameron Maybin's minor-league statistics. To this point,...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  9. New York Mets bring coal to Newcastle

    Rob Neyer

    The New York Mets are assembling quite the brain trust, don't you think? Paul DePodesta is leaving his role as executive vice president of the San Diego Padres to join general manager Sandy Alderson's front office with the New York Mets as a sp...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  10. Padres' wings, prayers not quite enough

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- There are games you analyze, and there are games you watch. The game that decided the National League West and two postseason berths was the sort of game you just watch. After 161 games, what was Bud Black supposed to do? His t...

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  11. Odds finally caught up with Padres

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- In the end, it came down to San Francisco and San Diego. Which was fitting, because that's how it was for most of the season. As May dawned, those two were at the top of the National League West standings ... May 1 Padres Giants...

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  12. Bud Black's sixth inning not his best

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- I'm absolutely sure that I'm missing some key piece of information, but from where I was sitting, Bud Black did not have a particularly good bottom of the sixth inning. His starting pitcher, Clayton Richard, had given up just one ...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  13. Saturday's starters have much to prove

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- We won't call it The Battle of the Busts, because that would be disrespectful. Let's just say that if Barry Zito or Tim Stauffer wins Saturday afternoon, in the biggest game of the year (so far) for both teams, it should feel part...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  14. Giants' bullpen nearly matches Padres'

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- If Clayton Richard settles down the Giants dig themselves out of this four-run hole and this game turns into a battle of the bullpens, you'd probably figure the Padres have the edge. And you might be right. But you might be wrong....

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  15. Stairs' homer makes manager look good

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Stairs' line-drive homer in the fourth inning -- it spent about 17 nanoseconds in the air before landing in the right-field stands -- must have felt especially good for both Stairs and his manager, Bud Black. Stairs, as you m...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  16. Tale of the Tape: Cain vs. Richard

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Before the game starts, the only thing that really matters is who's pitching; everything else is just details. Friday night's matchup -- oh, by the way I'm in San Francisco and I'll be writing as often as I can think of something ...

    Blog | October 01, 2010